Man charged with murder in connection to June homicide

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A man has been charged with murder nearly six months after a deadly shooting on the northeast side of the city.

Investigators have filed murder charges against 24-year-old Tony L. Macklin in connection to the death of Jaron Valentine.

Columbus police responded to the Hudson Express Carryout at 1818 E. Hudson St. after reports of a shooting the afternoon of June 21. Valentine, the lone victim, was found at the scene with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Macklin, last known address in Hiawatha Park, is not in custody at this time.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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